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Furman Women’s Soccer Battles Clemson To Draw In Exhibition Soccer Action, 0-0

Kellsey Weaver
Kellsey Weaver

Clemson, S.C. – Goalkeepers Kellsey Weaver and Allie Cutler combined on a shutout as the Furman women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw in exhibition soccer action at Historic Riggs Field on Saturday night.

"It's always good to play an ACC opponent like Clemson this time of year so we can see exactly where we are and where we need to improve between now and the Southern Conference season," said Paladin head coach Andrew Burr. "We saw some positives tonight, but also identified a number of areas that we need to work on as we approach next week's season opener against Richmond."

Weaver, a native of Newnan, Ga., made a pair of point-blank saves and pushed an 18th minute free kick wide of the left post to help Furman enter the halftime break at 0-0. The Paladins earned three corner kicks in the opening 15 minutes of the second half with its most dangerous chance coming when Virginia Poe collected a clearance off of an Erin O'Hearn corner kick and fired a shot just over the cross bar from 20 yards.

Cutler, who entered the match in goal to begin the second half, made several key saves in the opening minutes of the final 45.

Furman opens regular season play next Friday when it hosts the Richmond Spiders at 7 p.m. at Stone Soccer Stadium.

Admission for Saturday's opener is $5. Tickets can be purchased at FurmanPaladins.com or at the entrance to Stone Stadium. Season tickets, which include admission to all Furman men's and women's soccer home matches, are available at FurmanPaladins.com for $30 and include a Furman Soccer scarf for the first 100 fans.